Southern California Activities

CEERT continues our long-time work to reduce Southern California’s dependence on fossil-fueled power and increase its reliance on clean energy resources. In addition to our regulatory advocacy to promote renewable energy and the building of a low-carbon grid for the region, we are particularly focusing on Los Angeles and the Imperial Valley.

Recent Developments:

John White and Don Furman and Jena Price of Fix the Grid met with Mel Levine, Chair of the Board of Commissioners for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, to talk about LADWP’s partici­pa­tion in CAISO’s Energy Imbalance Market and recent discussions on re­gional grid integration and grid governance. Jim Caldwell attended the most recent meeting of the Advisory Committee for LADWP’s 100% Clean Energy Study, and provided expert testimony on behalf of the Sierra Club and Earthjustice in opposition to the city of Glendale’s proposed 262 MW repowering of its Grayson gas-fired plant.

John White and Jim Caldwell have had discussions and meetings with Colin Cushnie and Gus Flores of Southern California Edison on SCE’s Request for Offers for the Moorpark sub-area, and on the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC’s) proposed decision to deny approval of 19 contracts for preferred resources developed pursu­ant to SCE’s Second Preferred Resource Pilot. CEERT has submitted a letter to the CPUC strongly op­posing the pro­posed decision to abandon these important preferred resource projects. Jim also met with Colin Cushnie to discuss ways to overcome current technical barriers to greater utilization of demand response.